Vinyl Figures production – Clay sample figure
After agreeing with the pricing with the manufacturer, and before the clay sample work started, I had to transfer 50% of the fees.
Transferring money to China was not easy. The banks in Japan asked too many questions and paperwork, and I even got rejected from one bank that would not allow transfer of money for business related payments. So I used the Japan Post Service, which took longer to transfer (1 week), but got the job done.
After the payment was confirmed, it took 3 days to receive the photos of the first clay sample figure. A few rounds of feedback and adjustments were given before I giving a thumbs up for the clay sample figure.
The next phase is the 3D painted model.